Funding Review

The Funding Review Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and making prioritized project funding recommendations to the Steering Council for action. Funding sources include the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH Act) grant funds under the Continuum of Care Program administered by HUD.

The Funding Review Committee develops the scoring criteria for rating and ranking applications based on local needs and priorities and HUD priorities for program services as outlined in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The committee is responsible for understanding the NOFA, considering local priorities, and evaluating applicant agencies’ program performance based on evidence and data.


Karen Tjapkes - Legal Aid of West Michigan -
Susan Cervantes - ACSET -
Laurie Craft - Grand Rapids Community Foundation -
Heidi DeVries - Community Member -
Denise Price - HHS Health Services -
Madelaine Clapp - Fair Housing Commission -
Jennifer Grostic - Degage Ministries -